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Old May 13th, 2008, 02:29 PM
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Default How to get thick smoke

I just bought a hookah and it's normal sized. I've tried several things but i just cant get thick smoke. milk doesn't work and now is my question how can i get more smoke or do i have to get a larger size? also when i am finished the tobacco is always burned, is that supposed to?
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Old May 13th, 2008, 02:30 PM
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how are you filling the bowl, and how much heat are you putting on the bowl
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Old May 13th, 2008, 02:30 PM
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What kinda shisha are you using? What kinda coal are you using? Are you using a screen or foil? Where are your coals on your bowl. We need more information. If I had to say it would be the coal positioning or the type of shisha you are using.
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Old May 13th, 2008, 02:40 PM
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Tell me some more about your setup. Like Larry said, we need to know what kind of shisha you're using, how much coal, etc.
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Old May 13th, 2008, 02:50 PM
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If you haven't tried it, give this a try ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_BCJ1xOQTE

Try that first, and after you master that, you can get even thicker smoke with a windcover! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xQLzxlsSdU
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Old May 13th, 2008, 06:18 PM
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Default Re: How to get thick smoke

well, you could try putting some ice in the base and chilling your base as well and that works pretty well...also just try some plain water cause thats what i use and it works pretty well
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Milk doesn't do anything but bubble and give people the runs. Ice chills the smoke, nothing else. It is all in your heat management and your tobacco/coals, and your setup of course.
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Old May 13th, 2008, 08:58 PM
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It sounds like you are having some problems with your setup, ie. Heat management, bowl packing, hole pattern, water level ,etc etc. (mainly the heat management and the way you pack your bowl). Milk doesn't do much IMO, but if you really want to put milk in the base, make sure it is heavily diluted with water.
Hit up Sambooka's video for great tips on how to setup, there are many other how to videos on youtube as well. Play around with different setups and see which one works the best for you.
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Put more heat on top, simple.

The taste might go to shit, though.
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fill the bowl half way.
wrap foil tight
natural coal: 2-3 1 inch coals
quick lite coals: half one coal and try the 2 halves at opposite ends of the bowl and if thers still no smoke then add a another half
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you can fill the bowl to the top if you want. i do , doesn't make it any worse.
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If you haven't tried it, give this a try ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_BCJ1xOQTE

Try that first, and after you master that, you can get even thicker smoke with a windcover! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xQLzxlsSdU
I just watched your video again and started putting a little less water in the base... That made a DRAMATIC difference in smoke thickness. I've always gotten super thick smoke and was in awe that the smoke was even thicker with less water. I back the 1/2" water above the bottom of the stem theory.
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Old May 15th, 2008, 12:43 AM
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I just watched your video again and started putting a little less water in the base... That made a DRAMATIC difference in smoke thickness. I've always gotten super thick smoke and was in awe that the smoke was even thicker with less water. I back the 1/2" water above the bottom of the stem theory.
make sure the bubbling doesn't create water pressure to the point that air is coming out without going through the water if that makes sense. ive had water where i didn't fill enough and i was getting massive hits but it wasnt fully filtered
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I just watched your video again and started putting a little less water in the base... That made a DRAMATIC difference in smoke thickness. I've always gotten super thick smoke and was in awe that the smoke was even thicker with less water. I back the 1/2" water above the bottom of the stem theory.
One and a half inches is where I like the water level to be usually it works well and I DO notice a change in the thickness, even if I'm a little off.
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make sure the bubbling doesn't create water pressure to the point that air is coming out without going through the water if that makes sense. ive had water where i didn't fill enough and i was getting massive hits but it wasnt fully filtered
You bet. I was watching the water level very closely while smoking. The bottom of the stem stayed submerged throughout the whole session.
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You bet. I was watching the water level very closely while smoking. The bottom of the stem stayed submerged throughout the whole session.
nice, you prolly found the sweet spot for the water level. i play around with it, i usually use 2 finger widths to measure...or by looking at the glass and looking for the stains from the dirty water lol
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Default Re: How to get thick smoke

I'm a fan of huge clouds of course like everyone else, but I think hookah is really about the flavor. As long as i'm getting good flavor, it's a good session. Also not every tobacco brand smokes like a chimney. If you got good flavor and decent smoke, I wouldn't worry about chasing after those monster clouds.
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